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I am having trouble putting it all together....setting up my network that has a win2k server that I want to act as a domain controller and dhcp server....that will allow external internet access.  I have a linksys router set up to handle all the traffic.  My question would be if anybody can help me lay out the steps to set this up and have everything work.  I have my DNS set up with active directory (which isn't being used right now).  DHCP is handled on the router and the broadband connection is set up through the router.  I would like to keep the internet connection set up on the router and have the win2k controll everything else.  Any help and some detail would be great.
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1.  Disable DHCP on your Linksys router through the Web interface and run ipconfig /release on your clients.

2.  Setup DHCP on your Windows 2000 server to assign private IP addresses to your clients, i.e. (192.168.0.10 - 192.168.0.100).  Be sure to assign a static IP address to the server like 192.168.0.2.  Also make sure the DNS entry in the servers TCP/IP settings is the servers IP address, not your ISP's DNS server.  In your DHCP server options, add the IP address of the Windows 2000 server as the DNS server to be handed out to the clients and the IP address of the linksys router (192.168.0.1) as the default gateway.

3.  Add your ISP's DNS server addresses as forwarders in the DNS config on your Windows 2000 server.

That should just about do it.  Your clients will recieve IP addresses from your server instead of the router, will use the local DNS server for local queries, internet queries will be forwarded to the ISP's DNS servers for resolution.  All internet traffic will route to the linksys as usual and NAT will still be performed for your internet access.
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Awsome....sorry I haven't gotten back to you, caught up in some other stuff.  Everything worked stupendously with one exception.....and this may be unrelated.  My server is hosting a website that can be accessed both inside and outside.  When I enter http:/ipaddress/website it works fine....but when I enter http://server_name/website it shows the first login page, but won't forward on to the next page after login.  Could this be related to my setup?  If you can't answer...don't worry about it.  You get the points.  Just want to leave it open for a few to see if you had any suggestions.  Thanks.
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Did you add an entry in your DNS server for your web server?

Create an A record with your web servers name and the IP address it uses.

Definitely a DNS problem though.
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I appreciate your help....that worked
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That worked....thanks for your help
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